We represent owners, operators, investors, and individuals in matters before a range of state and federal regulatory agencies, including the US Department of Labor, the US Coast Guard, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement, and US Customs and Border Protection. We regularly represent the interests of individual clients and industry associations before lawmakers and regulators, helping strengthen the voice of maritime companies in the development of relevant laws and regulations.
With one of the largest groups of maritime-focused attorneys in the United States, Jones Walker is consistently recognized as a leading law firm in maritime and transportation law by national and international publications. Our dedication to the maritime industry is demonstrated by our membership in and involvement with maritime organizations and conferences such as the following:
Our diverse experience with all aspects of the maritime industry enables us to represent clients in transactional matters and related issues of business operations, in regulatory and government relations issues, and in complex, multidistrict litigation, arbitration, and mediation, as well as compliance with corporate, securities, labor and employment, health and safety, intellectual property, and other laws and regulations.
Our clients come from across the industry spectrum, from traditional blue water, offshore, and inland markets to emerging markets like offshore wind, and include the following:
Working in a COVID-19 World: Maritime companies face a number of unique challenges during the COVID-19 era. The following includes guidance and checklists on specific COVID-19-related issues for the maritime industry, as well as tips for employers, agency contact information, and additional online resources.